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    This particular road trip started in Solihull (4,600 miles from home). I left after glancing at google maps very briefly. It was an impromptu trip to Wales. I departed without any GPS, a cellular, or even a map. I had no intention of going to Lake Vyrnwy, but luckily stumbled upon a road I can only describe as a beautiful, enlightening, culture shock. The whole experience was amazing, and this friendly little robin was the climax. Also, I was listening to Velvet Underground the whole time.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 7
    Lighting 7
    Creativity 5
    Story 8

    Ryan took a trip to find surprises. Little planning just a vague idea of where to go. What a wonderful surprise to have this bird come along as a final coda to the trip.

    Daniel Westergren
    Director of Photography, National Geographic Travel
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jan 3, 2015
    Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2015
    Location: Llanwddyn, Wales, United Kingdom
    Camera: SONY ILCE-5100
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
    Aperture: f/1.8
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Ryan Ruis
    Categories: Animals, Nature, Travel
    Assignments: Follow Me, Road Trip